Surprising new regarding Magnus Norman. The Swedish coach, a former world No. 2 singles player, is working with the Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka, who broke into the WTA Elite last year reaching her first career-final in Tianjin losing to Maria Sharapova.
On her Instagram account, Sabalenka posted a photo featuring her and Norman on an indoor tennis court. Just a couple of days ago Sabalenka split with her coach Khalil Ibrahimov, writing a statement: 'I would like to announce you guys that we are finished our coaching relationships with Khalil .I’m so thankful to him for everything that he did for me during two years.he was with me 24/7.
Whenever I needed help and doesn’t matter which question he was helping me no matter what.He was always by my side.I would like to wish him all the best in future.' Now on Friday, she posted a photo with Norman writing: 'Best team'.
At the end of 2017, Norman split with the Swiss Stan Wawrinka, who was shocked by that decision, in order to spend more time with his family. In the last days, Norman's Swedish academy Good to Great signed a deal with Swiss Tennis in order to help with players' development each other.
In a brief chat to the New York Times journalist Christopher Clarey, Norman clarified that he is not planning to travel again on the Tour to coach, and that she joined him in his academy in Sweden. 'Great girl with huge weapons! If she can be selective with her shot selection she has potential to climb in my eyes', Norman said.
I would like to announce you guys that we are finished our coaching relationships with @hal_halil .I’m so thankful to him for everything what he did for me during two years.he was with me 24/7 . Whenever I was need help and doesn’t matter in which question he was helping me no matter what.He was always by my side.I would like to wish him all the best in future
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